Albertville, Minnesota-based Long Haul Trucking recently donated a 2018 Peterbilt tractor to Alexandria Technical & Community College’s Diesel Mechanics Program.
Helping get the level of educational opportunities consistent with the type of equipment that diesel mechanic students will be working on in the field is something Long Haul has been focused on for years, according to a statement from the company. This is the third Peterbilt that Long Haul has donated to a local diesel mechanic school in the last four years; the first going to St. Cloud Technical Community College in 2020 and the second to Hennepin Technical College in 2021. All three programs are local to Long Haul Trucking.
“We see the opportunity to donate equipment to schools with programs like ATCCs as a call to action,” said Jason Michels, CEO of Long Haul Trucking Inc. “Our industry needs to step up and help bridge the gap between the schools’ resources to what is being used in our industry today if we want to maximize their potential and the time they spend in the classroom.”
"The faculty, staff, and Alexandria College community are grateful for industry partners, like Long Haul Trucking Inc., who provide the institution with important resources to maintain the college’s reputation of excellence and high-quality education.," said the college in a recent statement. "Donations like this give the students at Alexandria College the professional edge when entering the workforce."